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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Definitely one of the finer American Brown Ales. A deep copper colored, mild brown ale. SGB is accentuated by a slight nuttiness from its malt character. Designed to be a session beer it has a real smooth finish with a very subtle hop character.

Medal: Gold medal winner at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival – English Style Brown Ales.

Malt: 2 Row, Black, Victory, 30-37 Carastan, 70-80 Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Columbus, Willamette

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3.2
muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2006
12 oz bottle obtained via in-person trade from Wunderbier, cellar temperature in a Michelob glass. A massive, smooth light tan head recedes slowly but surely over a medium clear maple body.....faint dry oregano, pecans and almonds in the light but reasonably pleasant aroma.....body is nicely smooth but given some depth by fragrant and lightly bitter nutty-coily character, with notes of vanilla and caramel and faint dry grasses towards the rather bitter, lightly metallic finish....pleasant, easy-drinking, without a lot of true depth and little hop character, this is a nice sweet malty little number that you’ll forget until you see it again, and you’ll say, "ahh that was a good ’un" and order it anyway.

3.2
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
"Ho hum poured a light amber color with okay head and okay lacing. Aroma was nutty slight caramel. Flavor was of caramel and malts, didn’t get the nutty flavor i was expecting. Mouthfeel was a little thin, not bad but not great. "

3.1
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2006
Thanks to kp for this one. Poured amber with a off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, nuts, dirt, and a slight roast. Flavor is dirt, sweet malt, and some fruit. Medium bodied.

3.1
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown within a minimal head. A lighter brown ale and I’m not complaining as this style is typically not of of my favorites. Hints of malt and apricots without much hops. A nice brown ale for me, but probably not for the lovers of this style.

3.2
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle from kp Thanks!

Pours a rich brown with amber highlights; aroma is peach, malt, and a touch of hops. Flavor is a velvety nutty butter taste, with a tinge of roast in the background. Smooth finish that leaves the drinker wanting more. Slight melon tones in the finish as well; cantaloupe? Nice beer; good session drink. The record adapter on the label is a nice bit of nostalgia as well.

3.2
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2006
thanks to Degarth for this 12 oz. bottle. a brown ale that was , well.... brown in color and had a fast fading head. some malt and toffee in the flavor, but it was so mild it was almost like nothing. even so, the beer was so inoffensive as to be enjoyable.

3.4
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2006
12oz bottle from KP. Pours a dark amber color with a frothy off white head. Nose is sweet burnt sugar malt, soem caramel and a bit of light nuttiness. Taste is mostly caramel, light nuts and some brown sugar. A light bit of hops pokes through. Finished with a sticky dry palate. Body is medium to light and a subtle hoppiness is noted in the nose as the beer warms.

3.1
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2006
12oz bottle via trades with Degarth and kp! - Thanks to you both! - Pours brown with a short offwhite head that fades pretty quick. Aroma is light but there is hints of caramel, and nuts. Flavor is caramel, nuts and a hint of brown sugar on the sweet finish along with some yeast and bread notes. Drinkable but nothing impressive.. Palate is medium bodied and somewhat watery...

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TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Sweet Georgia Brown Ale pours to beautiful, bright, dark amber to light chestnut brown color, with a slight white head that fades, and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful with the aromas of sweet malt and mild roasted nuts. The palate is soft and lean on the tongue, but is just packed with good sweet malty, toffee and nutty flavors. Sweet Georgia Brown finishes with more sweet malt and nuts up front, then ends with just a touch of hop bitterness but still ends malty and nutty. This is an outstanding Nut Brown Ale, with lots of flavor, and like all Sweet Water beers, is very drinkable. It can be enjoyed by both beer geeks, and novices to the style. It makes for a great beer to socialize with, as the abv is low, and would work well with a number of dishes.

3.7
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Aroma is almost citrusy with hints of almoand and cake. Amber/copper hued with a slowly diminishing thumb thick tan head. Fore is mildly hoppy then the smooth malts come in. Some nuttiness, but more sweetness and very mild toasted bread flavor int he finish. Very good brown.


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